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  • U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) aned Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) have joined together to release draft legislation that would extend  residential energy efficiency tax credits for two years.  The draft raises the maximum credit to $3,000, but establishes different criteria for windows than the .30/.30 requirements for tax credits set to expire at the end of the year.  The draft... more »
  • Targeting demand for higher performance, Syron Industries recently launched its EcoVue product line incorporating Mikron Industries' EnergyCore vinyl profiles.  The Syracuse, N.Y.-based vinyl window manufacturer started shipping the product in July, and is now looking for select dealers to handle the line, according to Mike Brisbin, business development manager. "It's been a home run,... more »
  • Wausau Supply Co. is the latest building supplies distributor to select TDCI’s Buy Design product configurator and guided selling software, the supplier reports.  The distributor will use the software to provide dealers with online quoting and ordering capabilities for the company’s assembled and fabricated products, including pre-hung exterior and interior door systems, custom... more »
  • Functional Fenestration Inc. has added a 22,000-square-foot facility in Hawthorne, Calif. The additional space doubles the hardware supplier's shipping capacity. “This expansion supports our commitment to ‘excellent service every time,’ through rapid response to order and shipment requests,” explains Oscar Rivera, customer service manager. “The facility addition is... more »
  • Industrial Millwork Corp., producer of Lag Design wood doors, is under new ownership. Based in Seneca, Kan., the 26-year-old operation has been sold to Lag Design Custom Wood Doors Inc., led by Rilie Tilley, president. The asset sale took place on September 15, 2010, reports George Mancuso, CEO.  Tilley, who has a strong background in millwork manufacturing, plans to take Lag Design... more »
  •  The first machine for the new spacer system is said to deliver 800 units per shift. The Lisec Group has unveiled new equipment designed to apply a new warm-edge spacer system at this week's Glasstec show in Germany.  The new spacer, featuring a flexible metal spacer made of ultra-thin stainless steel and a corrugated I-beam construction, was developed by Infinite Edge... more »
  • Free digital copies of the International Code Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) can now be downloaded at: www.iccsafe.org/FreeIECC. Tthe U.S. Department of Energy is funding the free downloads as part of its initiative to meet nationwide energy-efficiency goals through its Building Technologies Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 2009 IECC... more »
  • "Lead paint could be a good thing for window sales," according to Rick Nevin, a researcher involved with a project that recently received a challenge grant from the National Institute of Health.  Nevin is working with a team from the NYU School of Medicine and National Center for Healthy Housing looking at window replacement in older homes as a means to prevent lead exposure to... more »
  • Schlage Lock Co. LLC, a business unit of Ingersoll Rand, has acquired the assets of the door hardware division of Fusion Hardware Group. The company is said to offer a diverse product line that includes decorative handlesets, knobs, levers, deadbolts, keyed entry plates and other decorative accessories. “Adding Fusion to our product portfolio provides Schlage immediate access to the... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. has signed an agreement with UK-based Inagas, a supplier of gas-fill machinery, to be exclusive distributor of Inagas products in North America and Central America. Edgetech will also distribute the products in Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria. Inagas was formed in 1992 and has quickly become the leading supplier of argon gas equipment, helping manufacturers in Europe... more »